Dr. Joshua Roach
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
Interim Director of Bands
Office: Music Building, room 224
D.M.A., Wind Conducting, University of Michigan
M.M., Instrumental Conducting, University of Southern California
G.R.C.T., Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television, University of Southern California
B.M., Performance, University of Southern California
Joshua Roach is the Interim Director of Bands at The College of New Jersey where he teaches:
MUS 140/180: Wind Ensemble
MUS 145/185: Concert Band
MUS 240: Beginning Instrumental Conducting
MUS 370: Instrumental Literature
Prior to his appointment at TCNJ, Dr. Roach served as a graduate fellow at the University of Michigan. From 2006 to 2014, he led a multifaceted career as a conductor, composer and administrator in California where he served as the music director of the Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble, interim director of Bands at California Lutheran University, instrumental coach for the Grammy Award-winning Diamond Bar High School, and orchestra manager for the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Dr. Roach also held assistant conductorships with the Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra and the Downey Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Roach’s compositions have been performed by ensembles in Southern California and Michigan and his television music has been played on network broadcast shows such as Sport Science, Crime 360, and Last American Cowboy. He has also assisted in productions by Turner Classic Films, PBS, Fox, Universal, and DreamWorks.
Since 2009, Dr. Roach has taught at the Idyllwild Arts Summer Program, working with domestic and international middle and high school. This year also marks his second season as a member of the Phantom Regiment drum and bugle corps brass staff.
Dr. Roach holds memberships with the National Association for Music Educators, the Conductor’s Guild, and the College Band Directors National Association. He is an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi.
Dr. Roach received a D.M.A in Wind Conducting from the University of Michigan; a Master of Music degree in Instrumental Conducting from the University of Southern California; a Graduate Certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television from the University of Southern California; and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Southern California. His primary conducting teachers and mentors were Michael Haithcock, Larry Livingston, Carl St.Clair, H. Robert Reynolds and Sharon Lavery. Dr. Roach studied composition with Frederick Lesemann, Jack Smalley and David Spear. He studied trumpet performance with Boyde Hood, Timothy Morrison and Russell Plylar.
Contact: Dr. Joshua Roach